Apple files patent for headset that harkens Oculus Rift

Apple files patent for headset that harkens Oculus Rift
Apple has advanced its patent portfolio a bit with a new personal display system that fits the mold of the famed Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles, which raised over $2 million dollars on Kickstarter last year.

There is not much to leave to the imagination with this development, it is a device that will enable the consumption of various media. Its final appearance will probably resemble something akin to ski goggles or other sporting eye protection.

One thing that is interesting about the new goggles is that this display will be able to compensate for users that have poor vision. The goggles will accept eyesight correction inputs which, in theory, would me that people that wear glasses or corrective lenses would not have to wear them while using the goggles.

Whether or not we will see a final consumer product from this patent is totally speculative, but the prospects of this, and other ideas, from Google Glass to full interactive augmented reality gear, are picking up steam.



sources: USPTO via Gizmodo and Patently Apple

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20 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

lolwut

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I mean I guess it's good for those who have glasses since it will adapt, but um.. yeah.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Eyesight correction inputs is a really nice idea.

4. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

At least they could have drawn the ears properly, on my!!

5. Exile SS

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Yes apple, don't originate your own ideas. Just take those of others and slap your logo on it, then sell it for 10X the normal price.......

20. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Calm down. Are you complaining about car companies that are making cars even though they didn't invent the first one? Should every household appliance only be made by the original company that invented them? WTF kind of world are you trying to live in. Good ideas are good ideas and shuold be mimicked for the sake of the consumers. More options are always better. You don't dislike Apple, you dislike people who buy Apples stuff and for that I ask you why you think your opinion is superior to those consumers?

6. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

How is this a patent? It looks like an idea. An idea that was in movies in the 70s. Anyway, I'm sure it was hipster on kickstarter, but now the same supporters will say it's sucks since Apple owns it. Lol faux hipsters.

10. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol exactly it looks like Apple are being granted patents for products that have not been made or can make. How is this any different to say trying to patent a flying car lol yh if you can patent an idea without a product or method then the future of patent trolling is going to be getting worse.

13. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Patent system has been a joke since they changed it from first to invent to first to patent. Any corporation with money like Apple can hire a room fool of people to think tank ideas for the sole purpose of patenting those ideas. Lawsuits to follow, regardless if the patent holder ever built it or not.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

And Doom the rest of us without the big dough to fence off those patent troll lawsuits.

7. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

reminds me of Sony 3D viewer

16. techaman unregistered

yeah the others that where sold at brookstone, why is the rift guys allowing this and why is the inventors of the ski goggles not speaking out, i guess if you look around on the internet you will find some nice things to put your name on and sell for tons of cash.

8. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

What this article didn't mention is that this patent was originally filed in 2007, and it took until now to finally get approved.

9. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

see that they've patented bald heads! damn you jony ive

11. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Night vision is already made. We dont need any more thanks

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

this will def ruin people's vision......

14. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Finally, something to control these damn plasma beams!!

17. techaman unregistered

hahahahaha i love it cause am a nerd. lol

18. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

....and people said Google Glass looks stupid...is a snorkel included by chance? Also how do these stay on your face? Suction cup maybe?

19. Sauce unregistered

Most patents for all companies do not show what the actual product looks like. You should know that. It's quite common sense.

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